Seafood Buffet (Deer Valley Resort)

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Seafood Buffet is now closed for the winter season. The restaurant will open for the 2020/2021 ski season, December 5, 2020 through April 11, 2021. Please visit our website for updates and details.
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DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worst expensive meals I have ever had - for the most part, the food simply just was not good.

DM
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Superb staff. Last night before closing for Coronavirus. Went out of their way to make the evening pleasant even though they only had half the tables out and had to hand us our food from the buffet. Not cheap but worth it for a special occasion or vacation.

MS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most memorable nite
Now part of our annual Utah ski week
The food and the staff were beyond our expectatios

TT
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Appetizers an sushi were excellent. The crab legs and oysters were small. Everything else good.

EM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food but hard to find once your at the resort.

SH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent seafood extravaganza! Everything was amazing.

BA
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it last year also and will continue doing so each year we come for skiing.

LF
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The seafood buffet used to be such a great experience. This time the oysters were poorly shucked with multiple shell pieces in each one and the hot food was barely warm. The server we had was kind but we often were left looking for her. The ambiance is always beautiful. The staff behind the cold appetizer bar were dismissive and appeared bothered when asked about something but the poke and sushi staff did a great job and the escolar was amazing. Given the price, I expected better food and certainly better service. I used to recommend the seafood buffet to everyone I knew, telling them it was worth at least going once. I won’t be doing that after this last experience. It was sad to see a place fall below the standards it used to exceed.

Seafood Buffet (Deer Valley Resort)
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you very much for making us aware of your experience. We apologize that it did not meet your expectations. We have passed your comments on to Deer Valley's Director of Food and Beverage, and the team at Seafood Buffet. Our team will address these concerns in an upcoming training. As you know, we try to offer a guest service experience that goes above and beyond guest expectations and without feedback like yours we cannot improve upon these situations. Thank you again for sharing.

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TT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The selection of seafood was incredible!

ZZ
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch Dining

MV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The Seafood Buffet is a tradition for a Park City vacation, and has never disapppinted. We arrived early for our 7:00 reservation and were seated immediately. New this year was a poke station and a soup station, excellent additions. As many king crab legs as you can eat, the sablefish and the scallops were out of this world, sushi was great too. We enjoyed the ribs and the prime rib, too. The sides were fine, nothing great, but no one cares, it’s all about the fish. The dessert bar is good, enjoyed the local huckleberry ice cream. Our service was slow, but it was our server’s first night and she very nice and tried hard, and anyway we weren’t in a rush. This is a pricey dinner, even in Deer Valley, but the experience is well worth it.

S
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent large crab legs, excellent sashimi, missed the wasabi sauce but still excellent. Took a friend for the first time, now I’m going to have to take her every year. Staff was the very best.

JB
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Been to this for several years running. Quality of the food (especially raw bar - oysters, crab legs etc) not as good as in years past (like most things at Deer Valley).

CH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deer valley seafood buffet never disappoints, I eat here every winter when I travel here for ski trips. I've even taken at least a dozen friends who aren't seafood eaters and no one has ever regretted going. Plenty of variety for everyone. I can't recommend it enough.

K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The seafood is excellent, but there are also plenty of non-seafood options for those that don't enjoy seafood...the menu says it all! You never feel rushed and can take your time enjoying all the wonderful options!

BT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have been going to the Seafood Buffet for many many, years. Since Alterra "took over" Deer Valley, there have been changes to the food AND the skiing. Upon my last visit (2/26/20), it was apparent that the quality, size and taste of the clams and mussels just isn't what it used to be. They are now small, overcooked, dry, and served in small bowls. The crab legs are smaller. The spring rolls were awful. And the WORST crime...Deer Valley's signature dessert, the Chocolate Snowball, has been reduced to an "ok" chocolate mouse covered by whipped cream - where is the CAKE? wasn't there a chocolate ganache layer? It's still worth the "treat" if you can overlook the things that have gone downhill in the last couple years.

CT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food quality and therefore value was poor, everything else was great

CH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to the Seafood Buffet several times now and enjoy it tremendously. The food selection is quite good, the fish is fresh, presentation is tidy and appetizing, and service is professional and friendly. Given the quality of the experience, it is a good value for Deer Value.

TL
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I think our expectations exceeded the quality of the seafood. The shrimp were undercooked, the snow crab legs were small making it unnecessarily difficult to enjoy them. The oysters were shucked improperly resulting in most of them being flattened/collapsed. The prime rib was very good. The duck was relatively flavorless and not crisp. The desserts were good. We went with a party of four, all locals. We agreed that we won’t go again.

Seafood Buffet (Deer Valley Resort)
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to send us feedback on your experience at Seafood Buffet. We apologize your experience did not meet your expectations. Please know that your review has been shared with our Director of Food and Beverage and the staff at Seafood Buffet. Our goal has always been to provide the best possible experience for all of our guests and we appreciate your feedback.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved our server Shelly. The food was above average. We will return. Next time we will request a more private table. My only complaint is that several of the employees working the buffet stations were really unfriendly.

WG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a good experience...and something we had been wanting to try for a while. For the price, I felt they could have had a few more entree choices, a salad bar, and better service. Don’t get me wrong...the service wasn’t bad. But for $80 a person, I felt like it could have been a little more “wow”.

We are glad we tried it, but honestly may not ever go back. For similar to slightly more money, we prefer the food and service at Ruth Chris’ Steakhouse.

JA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection, everything prepared fresh, delicious assortment

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service where awesome!

MH
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great experience, particularly with multi-generation family and young kids. Abundant food. Could use better desert selections. Lots of cracking and peeling to eat the shrimp and crab legs!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We have been fortunate enough to be able to come out to Park City over the years and more times than not, we come to the buffet.

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love Seafood Buffet! Sad it’s only open during winter season!

s
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s pretty expensive but really high quality. Once per trip was enough for us but great.

TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We go back to this every year on vacation. Great night out with the family.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Last meal at the end of our vacation. Great food. Love the harpist. Service speedy and very friendly. Thanks Nicole.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening filled with a bounty of delicious food. We didn’t want to leave!

s
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family have been going to the seafood buffet twice a year for many years. Seems like it gets better every year.

A
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Kind of hit-and-miss on quality. The “king crab” legs served are in the 30-40 size range, which means a lot of effort to access the meat. About the size of your typical opilio crab. Good flavor, but way too much work. The prime rib, duck and seared tuna were very good, but the swordfish was overcooked and dry. The scallops over a bed of risotto were excellent.

The white wine flight and the Pinot noir flight were good flavors and a reasonable value.

The harpist was really good, and well worth tipping for the entertainment.

Not sure the buffet is worth $80 per person, but a reasonably good meal overall.

S
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was pretty good but they were out of a few dishes. This may have been because we went on Sunday and they aren't open the following couple days. They should have everything available though for $80 a person.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food superb. Harpist a delight.

PK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Amazing service. Food delicious! Perfect ambiance

MG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great value, great service! I would definitely recommend this.

GM
Liverpool
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Too much hype and it did not live unto expectations. I love king crab and only the smallest of legs and claws with multiple joints were offered. After cleaning the legs by hand a linen napkin was offered to wipe up with. Linen, the least absorbing product available. I gave up on them. The buffet was crowed and standing in line was the norm....no thank you. The swordfish was precooked and very dry. It just didn’t live up to the hype and advertisement. Oh....venue in BAD NEED OF REMODEL!!!! It was like eating in a dark and dreary dungeon.

Seafood Buffet (Deer Valley Resort)
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hi Greg, Thank you very much for making us aware of your experience at Seafood Buffet. We apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations. We have shared your comments with our Director of Food and Beverage and our staff at the Seafood Buffet. Please know that the Snow Park Lodge will be remodeled for the 2020/2021 season. Our goal has always been to provide the best possible experience for all of our guests and we appreciate your feedback.

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OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very cold inside!!! We got moved to a table closer to the buffet and that didn’t even help. Raise the temp people!
Sushi was mediocre. The fresh tuna stations were really good. The prime rib and sides were good. The scallops were probably my favorite. I don’t like the set up of the buffet. Most of the food (except salad) is behind the bar and has to be served by staff. For a buffet I’d rather be free to choose what I want and how much. The price was completely outrageous.

PK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pricey but the food options are pretty good. The poke station, the chowder and the king crab were all winners. Special occasion dining.

JR
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone on our party loved the Seafood Buffet. The selection at each station was terrific - fresh, excellent quality and well prepared. The servers take the time, with a smile, to explain each area and what is being served. We arrived at 715 pm for our reservation, we’re seated immediately, took our time chatting and eating, and never felt rushed. The evening was delightful and I highly recommend it - but be sure to go hungry! (On a side note, many gluten free options, clearly marked.)